Horse Health Matters®

Horse First Aid for Sudden-Onset Illness

by EquiMed Staff

April 10, 2017 13:01

Viruses, colic, poisonings, adverse drug reactions, hemorrhages, and heart arrhythmias strike horses without warning. Read to learn what you need to know and do …

Fitness And Conditioning

Evaluating Your Horse's Physical Condition

EquiMed Staff

Evaluating Your Horse's Physical Condition

by EquiMed Staff

February 12, 2014 10:00

 Read how to evaluate your horse including its body score and establish a physical baseline for your conditioning goals …

General Care

Bot Fly - A Common Horse Pest

Mark Sellers

Bot Fly - A Common Horse Pest

by Mark Sellers

April 21, 2017 13:39

Learn how bot flies not only annoy your horse, but how the larvae of bot flies invade your horse's gums and intestinal tract causing diseases and disturbances …

What Every Horse Owner Should Know About Caring for Senior Equines

by Flossie Sellers

April 26, 2017 13:20

An effective best-practices management plan includes proper nutrition, hoof and dental care, vaccines, deworming and exercise that will help your older horse …

Tip of the Day

Consider installing fans in your barn to improve airflow in the winter and cooling air movement in the summer.

Hoof Care

The Importance of Picking

Flossie Sellers

The Importance of Picking

by Flossie Sellers

April 30, 2017 15:25

Learn why picking your horse's hoof regularly is important and learn the 3 basic steps necessary to do a thorough cleaning of your horse's hooves using a hoof …

Hoof Care

My horse has a club foot. Can it be treated …

Doug Butler, PhD, CJF, FWCF

My horse has a club foot. Can it be treated …

by Doug Butler, PhD, CJF, FWCF

May 1, 2017 14:22

Club feet result from genetic and environmental conditions. When noticed and treated early, the farrier or veterinarian can greatly improve the prospect of …

When Horses Have Special Dietary Requirements

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 11:39

Young horse, old horse, sick horse, working horse - all have different dietary requirements. This article explains how to adapt the horse's diet to meet its …

Nutrition

Hay for Your Horse

EquiMed Staff

Hay for Your Horse

by EquiMed Staff

May 4, 2017 10:14

Grass hay, grain hay, alfalfa hay - these are the basic staples of horse food. Not all hay is the same. Nutritional differences vary as much as price. Learn how …

Videos

Hoof Care - Trimming the Donkey

Video of donkey hoof trimming.

Horse Snips

Horse Health Video Shorts

Essentials

Meeting the Horse's Basic Dietary Needs

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 11:17

Horses require basic nutrition elements in proper proportions and amounts. This article discuss the equine's basic dietary needs, giving you the information you …

General Care

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

April 19, 2017 17:55

Read about the many types of parasites that can affect your horse and learn how using the three "arms" of strategic deworming can be an answer to your parasite …

General Care

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

April 21, 2017 10:34

An effective equine vaccination program always begins with a discussion with your veterinarian and why the risk factors in your particular area of the country …

First Aid

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

EquiMed Staff

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

by EquiMed Staff

April 10, 2017 10:26

Minor injuries and illnesses in horses can turn into costly or catastrophic situations if not recognized and treated promptly. Read to learn the 5 principles of …

Word of the Day

Cast

A horse that cannot get up without assistance because of its position close to a wall or fence.

Want a Healthy Horse? Look to the Way Horses Live in the Wild …

by EquiMed Staff

April 25, 2017 13:06

Over the years, researchers have thoroughly investigated the evolution of horses and determined that the way horses live in the wild can serve as a guide for …

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When I ride my horse, all worries, sorrows, and fears eat the dust I leave behind.

Joyce

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